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Posted on · Attorneys for Alex Triantaphyllis, one of three former Hidalgo staffers who have been accused of steering a lucrative government contract to a preferred vendor, claim in a motion filed Monday that new search warrants obtained in the case are overly broad and based on falsified information.
Posted on · While the Atlantic Ocean was rife with activity, very few storms made their way into the Gulf of Mexico – thanks, in part, to the same conditions that ushered in this summer’s brutal heatwave.
Posted on · Authorities say 24-year-old Robert Robertson, who had been working with the Harris County Sheriff's Office for about six years, allegedly passed along marijuana to people in the jail. He was arrested Tuesday morning.
Posted on · The mayor and two city council members were running unopposed, so council voted to cancel the election to save money.
Posted on · The city will designate certain roads as truck routes, preventing big trucks with three or more axles or weighing more than 26,000 pounds from driving on smaller streets, with the exception of deliveries being performed.
Posted on · A new book documents the journey between two women who experienced breast cancer at the same time
Posted on · Construction began earlier this month on the long-planned redesign of Rice's Academic Quadrangle and is expected to be complete by the spring. A statue of university founder William Marsh Rice is being moved from the center of the courtyard to a less-prominent location.
Posted on · Councilman Chad Tressler said some councilmembers aimed to terminate the city attorney for early drafts to the controversial library book policy, which he referred to as a "pile of crap" on Tuesday.
Posted on · Plaintiffs in the case are seeking rapid intervention by the U.S. Supreme Court to force the county to redraw its political map in line with the Voting Rights Act. Stephen Holmes, the county commissioner at the center of the case, is up for reelection next year.
Posted on · In a recent mayoral debate, Sen. John Whitmire said though the city of Houston is the most diverse, city hall does not reflect that. Turner said the comment was "blatant misrepresentation."
Posted on · State Senator Whitmire and Congresswoman Jackson Lee debate after polling shows Whitmire holds a 7-point lead.
Posted on · Employees at Houston Shutters claim they suffered sexual harassment and unjust firings. Now, they’re filing a federal complaint.
Posted on · There will be no strike by American Airlines flight attendants around the Christmas and New Year's holidays. Federal mediators have rejected a request by the attendants' union to begin a 30-day countdown toward a strike.
Posted on · Residential high rises, mid-rise multifamily homes, restaurants, and bars surround the soon-to-be vacant bus stop building in midtown, which quickly became high real estate in a rapidly growing central Houston neighborhood.
Posted on · The Houston Public Media/Houston Chronicle/UH Political Science and Population Health Poll found 49% of respondents held either a strongly favorable or somewhat favorable view of Turner’s time in office.
Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday about whether the state’s abortion law harms women who face complications during pregnancy. We take a closer look at the legal questions at play. And we discuss the latest developments in politics in our weekly roundup.
Posted on · Schwartz, who's performing his live improv show in Houston, is known for voicing Sonic in the recent movies and for roles like the shallow trust fund baby Jean-Ralphio Saperstein on "Parks and Rec."
Posted on · The state’s high court justices will decide whether to uphold an injunction on a Texas abortion law that reproductive rights advocates say endangers the lives of pregnant Texans.
Posted on · One location where business owners are fighting back against the feral hogs is just south of Beltway 8 and 290. Feral hogs have taken up residence in a patch of land behind some businesses along the feeder road.
Posted on · The leaks from Houston-based Third Coast Infrastructure have stopped. It's estimated to be the largest oil spill in the US since BP's Deepwater Horizon.